Why cruise with Avalon

Tempted by the luxury of an ocean cruise, but put off by the idea of days at sea, unexpected additional costs and uninspiring views? Welcome to river cruising - a new way of seeing the world up-close that combines the very best of luxury small ship ocean cruising with the flexibility of city breaks.

Avalon's spacious, elegant ships offer a comfortable base from which to explore each new horizon, whilst our expert-led excursions give you the chance to see the world your way. The Avalon difference is clear - from the moment we welcome you on board with a friendly smile, you'll feel right at home.

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Our 2018 brochure is your comprehensive guide to our full collection of inspiring river cruises, in Europe and Asia.

Discover the Rhine and the Rhône, the Danube and Moselle. Whether you're drifting along Amsterdam’s leafy canals or visiting the Louvre in Paris, wine-tasting in the glorious Wachau Valley or soaking up the epic scenery in the Iron Gates Gorge, you will discover a wonderful collision of culture and food, empires and dynasties, timeless traditions and rich natural beauty.

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Explore the rivers of Europe

Discover the iconic rivers of Europe - sample wine on the banks of the Rhône, sail through the magnificent Rhine Gorge or watch the sun rise over the historic buildings of Budapest

Explore Europe's rivers

Worldwide river cruises

Trace Darwin's footprints across the Galapagos Islands, visit the golden temples of Myanmar and experience the captivating culture of Vietnam and Cambodia.

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What's included

We've packed as much as possible into every Avalon cruise, from excursions and full board dining with wine beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner, to gratuities and our VIP private home pick-up service

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